Adopting a rescue dog may completely transform a canine’s life. When a dog arrives from nowhere and has only known maltreatment and loneliness, the little things may mean the world.
That’s what one lady discovered after bringing a new puppy home and seeing his joyful response to one of the most simple things.
Susanne, a lady, acquired Neville, a 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier mix. She already had two rescue dogs, but when she met Neville, she realized he had to be hers.
I’m bringing this adorable little chap home from the dog rescue centre tomorrow and I am slightly over-excited: pic.twitter.com/0y7LnOsU8f— ErUpstairs (@ErUpstairs) January 22, 2018
She knew she loved him right away! Susanne expressed. She waited in line for three hours outside the facility to be the first to register her interest, and they clicked the instant they laid eyes on each other.
Neville was discovered as an unwanted stray. He was in bad shape: he hadn’t been neutered and had decaying teeth. While no one knows for certain, he was most likely utilized for breeding.
He had clearly been mistreated in his previous life… In his new household, certain habits had to be unlearned.
At first, he would compete for food and would try to eat straight off the floor or from her other dog’s dish, Susanne said.
But all changed when Neville discovered he didn’t have to battle for food since he had his own dish.
She had to teach him to eat from a bowl, and once he got the hang of it, he cherished that dish.
Neville was so attached to his own dish that he never allowed it out of his sight. Even after all these years, he still sleeps with it.
She supposes he simply never had one of his own and is now realizing he actually has one and is promised a regular supply of nice, healthy food, Susanne said.
He simply appears heartbreakingly appreciative for a simple dish. She believes it symbolizes comfort and home for him.
My little rescue dog breaks my heart. He still can’t get over having his very own bowl. pic.twitter.com/mrlJ9cIRkb— ErUpstairs (@ErUpstairs) August 5, 2020
Rescue dogs come from such humble beginnings that they enjoy the little things we all take for granted on a daily basis.
It’s a good reminder of why you should “adopt” rather than “shop.” These canines are longing for affection.